Welcome to Leuven

international students

All students are invited!  
(enrolled in any of the degree, exchange or short programmes)

  • September 2022: 12-16 September
  • February 2023: 6-10 February

Take a look at the preliminary schedule below.
Please check back on a regular basis for the most recent updates. 

Online live chat

Get prepared for your studies at UCLL in Leuven thanks to our live chat with lecturers and International Office.

A link to join an online chat will be made available a couple of months before the start of your adventure at our university college.

Registration and fee

The fee is €25 - this includes all activities during the Welcome Week

  • To: UC Leuven-Limburg, Geldenaaksebaan 335, B-3001 Leuven,
  • Belfius Bank, Pachecolaan 44, B-1000 Brussels
  • IBAN: BE07786548582066
  • BIC:  GKCCBEBB
  • Your reference: "First name + Last name + Welcome Days Sept 2022"

After paying the fee, you must indicate in which activities you'll join by clicking on the link below (will be published in September 22).

Programme spring 2022

Mon 07/02

Tue 08/02

Thu 10/02

Fri 11/02

Sat 12/02

10:00

Online kotcoaching

Visit Pangaea - International Meeting centre

Exchange students Teacher  Education and PIEC students: obligatory kick-off day

Brunch with ESN Leuven

13:00

 Kick-off meeting  + on-campus game + quiz  (on campus Proximus and online)

Beer tasting @ Coureur brewery

14:00

INSIGNIA guided city tour 

15:00

Beer tasting @ Coureur brewery

17:00

LOKO Torchlight walk (start between 17-21h) 

20:00

ESN Leuven Pub Crawl

20:30

INSIGNIA drink

ESN Leuven social evening

ESN Leuven City game

Mon 07/02

10:00

13:00

 Kick-off meeting  + on-campus game + quiz  (on campus Proximus and online)

14:00

15:00

17:00

20:00

20:30

INSIGNIA drink

Tue 08/02

10:00

Online kotcoaching

13:00

14:00

INSIGNIA guided city tour 

15:00

17:00

20:00

ESN Leuven Pub Crawl

20:30

Thu 10/02

10:00

Visit Pangaea - International Meeting centre

13:00

Beer tasting @ Coureur brewery

14:00

15:00

Beer tasting @ Coureur brewery

17:00

20:00

20:30

Fri 11/02

10:00

Exchange students Teacher  Education and PIEC students: obligatory kick-off day

Brunch with ESN Leuven

13:00

14:00

15:00

17:00

LOKO Torchlight walk (start between 17-21h) 

20:00

20:30

ESN Leuven social evening

Sat 12/02

10:00

13:00

14:00

15:00

17:00

20:00

20:30

ESN Leuven City game

Covid-19

All students who are in compliance with the travel rules (PCR-testing, quarantine,...) are welcome to participate! It is your responsability to know the rules in Belgium and to act accordingly.

Plan your travel to Belgium according to the COVID guidelines: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/

Living in Leuven

If you want to get a headstart, we can recommend having a look at our "Living in Leuven" city guide for students on the Student Life webpage. It will answer most (if not all) questions you may have about student services, cost of living, transport, etc.

Also "Life at KU Leuven" provides useful information in a nutshell.

Housing
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Student services
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Health insurance
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